July 24, 2024

Tragedy: Philadelphia Phillies $300 million runs man sadly vow to put brutal Defensive Season Behind Him….

In 2024, the Philadelphia Phillies and their top player are expecting considerably improved defensive performance.

Followingtheir heartbreaking 2022 World Series defeat, the Philadelphia Phillies made the decision to throw caution to the wind and inked Trea Turner to an 11-year, $300 million contract.

The Silver Slugger champion and two-time All-Star was thought to be the crucial component that may take them over the top.

During his eight years in the Major League Baseball before joining the Phillies, Turner established himself as one of the game’s finest hitters.

Buthe had a nightmare beginning to his tenure.

At the plate, he appeared absolutely lost; a shell of the guy who, when he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals, was nearly 25 percentage points better than the average hitter.

On top of his poor offensive performance, Turner also struggled on defense, finishing with an MLB-high 23 errors.

It was easily the worst defense he’s had in his career after previously owning a defensive bWAR value of 5.5 before his first year in Philadelphia.

Turner didn’t mince words when discussing his defense last year with reporters, calling it “brutal.”

But he’s ready to put this past season in the rearview mirror.

According to John Clark of NBC Philadelphia, the superstar said he “was probably trying too hard and trying to do too much.”

Pressure comes in all forms when signing a massive contract with a new team. Internal pressure to prove oneself and show that they deserve their deal is a tale as old as time. The fans also expect their high-priced player to constantly perform at their peak.

When Turner was at the height of his struggles, the Phillies fans embraced him with a standing ovation that turned around his performance at the plate late in the year.

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